Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, has just become the 14th head of the Smithsonian Institution -- and its first black leader. He sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the challenges…
By Judy Woodruff, Anne Azzi Davenport
Water levels at a flood-prone area along the Capital Beltway rose more than 7 feet over 30 minutes after 9 a.m., according to the weather service.
By Associated Press
Children’s story hours are intended to instill a love of reading in young kids. But one reading program also seeks to spread messages about self-love, acceptance of others and appreciation of diversity: Drag Queen Story Hour, a national organization that…
By Julia Griffin
The Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., sustained major damage during a rare 2011 earthquake. Nearly eight years later, reconstruction is still underway at the country's second-largest church. Jeffrey Brown visited the landmark to learn more about the long and…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
By William Brangham, Kira Wakeam
The dinosaur bones at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History now boast new accommodations. After a four-year, $125 million renovation, the Hall of Fossils now features state-of-the-art technology and new exhibits housing more than 700 specimens. As William…
The government shutdown has stifled business in the nation's capital. Many contractors are barely getting by without their paychecks, and unlike permanent federal workers, they will never recover the income they lose. Food banks are experiencing spiking demand, even though…
Attorney General Karl Racine announced the move Tuesday during a regular breakfast meeting among Washington officials.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Washington's school system has gone from a point of pride to perhaps the largest public embarrassment of Mayor Muriel Bowser's tenure.
By Erin Mershon, STAT
Thousands of people with HIV received mailed letters from Aetna last month that may have disclosed their HIV status on the envelope.
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